Flying Lotus feat. Thom Yorke – …And the World Laughs With You

My empty words of last week aout trying my hardest to get my numbers of posts in April up towards my average of 4 or 5 a month clearly came to nothing and poor old April 2010 is now set to forever languish with a mere (1) next to it on the archive bar of shotwithsound. Oh well, I blame Hong Kong – and being stuck there for a week with o way to upload shots or sounds to blog about.

The good news is that not posting last week gave me enough time to listen to the new Flying Lotus album, including his much vaunted collaboration with Thom Yorke, and work out a photo taken during the afore-mentioned, ash-induced stranding in Asia’s Global City, to fit alongside it on here. If, as everyone keeps writing, this is the future sound of hip hop, leaving the bling and the blame behind, then what better accompaniment than the sight of the future tearing towards in all its neon and glass glory?

Cosmogramma is FlyLo’s third album, his second for Warp, and despite not being officially released until tomorrow in the UK and Tuesday in the States, is now available to download on iTunes (link below). ¬†Building on the instrumental hip hop style he really started develop with his Warp debut Los Angeles, it is more influenced by some of his label mates’ work – particularly Boards of Canada, Plaid and

… And The World Laughs With You is reminiscent of Yorke’s 2007 collaboration with Modeselektor, The White Flash and Harrowdown Hill from his solo album The Eraser. It’s a shuffling, paranoid-sounding track that owes more to click house and glitch pop than any recent hip hop record I can remember: a ticking, popping bounce past half heard lyrics and half seen places.

If you’re reading this before May 3rd, you can pre-order the album from Amazon here and apparently download it from Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma

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